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bisect

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verb bi·sect \ˈbī-ˌsekt, bī-ˈ\

Simple Definition of bisect

  • : to divide (something) into two equal parts

Full Definition of bisect

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to divide into two usually equal parts

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  cross, intersect

bi·sec·tion play \ˈbī-ˌsek-shən, bī-ˈ\ noun
bi·sec·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
bi·sec·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of bisect

  1. Draw a line that bisects the angle.

  2. The city is bisected by the highway.



Origin of bisect

1bi- + intersect


First Known Use: circa 1645

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